Week of 11/27/23

My Recent Activities

This week was a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday at 9 am (agenda).  There were several items on the agenda that I think the public will be most interested in, including requests from Plumas Lake Elementary School District, Wheatland Union High School District, and Marysville Joint Unified School District ordering School Bond Elections in consolidation with statewide primary election to be held on March 5, 2024.

I was unable to participate in the Board of Supervisors meeting as I  was out of town representing the Yuba Water Agency at the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) fall conference most of the week.  While at the conference, I participated in a Yuba Water Agency agenda review meeting and after returning home  I attended a prep call for a panel I’ll be on at the CFEE Water Conference this week.  I stopped by Yuba County elections and completed the final paperwork to ensure I’m on the ballot for re-election in March.

The community-related events I  attended or participated in this week include the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair, Pancakes with Sanda at Arboga Elementary, and the Plumas Lake Christmas Tree lighting.  I want to thank everyone who supported me by attending my Whiskey & Wildgame campaign event.  We had a great time!

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Yuba Water Agency board meeting (agenda).  A few key items from the agenda include the annual audit, a grant for North Yuba Water District, and a CEQA item related to a proposed nature-like fishway around Daguerre Point Dam.  Following the board meeting, I’ll have a Yuba Water POD committee where we review community impact grants (agenda and materials).  There are several grants on the agenda for agencies that serve Plumas Lake & Wheatland, including Linda Fire, RD784, RD817, and RD2103

I have several other board meetings on my calendar this week including:  Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) [agenda], South Yuba Transportation Improvement Authority (SYTIA) [agenda], and Rural Couty Representatives of California (RCRC) [agenda].

Additional meetings on my calendar include a meeting with a potential developer of a solar and battery storage facility, a North Valley Rail project development team meeting, and a Bicycle & Pedestrian Mobility Plan Workshop.  In addition, I’ll be out of town on Thursday and Friday to present at the CFEE Water Conference on behalf of Yuba Water Agency.

Community-related events I plan to attend or participate in this week include a Christmas Party or the Civil Engineering Squadron at Beale AFB and the Plumas Lake Christmas parade!  I’ll also be ringing the Salvation Army Bell at Walmart from 1:30 pm to 3 pm on Saturday.


  • Yuba County is hosting a Bicycle & Pedestrian Mobility Plan Workshop from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the Yuba County Library in Marysville.  The purpose of the workshop is to gather community input.  Please take this opportunity to share yours.
  • Upcoming Community Event on 12/8 & 12/9:  Plumas Lake Christmas Parade
  • Upcoming Community Event on 12/9:  Outdoor Living Nativity at Wheatland Baptist (6 pm and 6:45 pm)
  • North Valley Rail is hosing a virtual community meeting on December 13th at 5 pm.  Register here.
  • Upcoming Community Event 12/15:  Plumas Lake Night of Lights (6 pm-8 pm, get a map at Riverside Meadows)

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week: Pancakes with Santa at Arboga Elementary, some grumpy people at the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair, finalizing my paperwork to run for re-election, a shot from my Whiskey & Wild Game event, representing Yuba Water Agency at the ACWA conference,  the Plumas Lake Christmas Tree Lighting, two pictures from the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair with Mayor West (Wheatland) and Col Bartran (Beale AFB).

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!